Record-breaking grants round for student clubs

05 May 2015
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The Pacific Island Law Students Association's grant will allow them to run more activities such as this camp from earlier this year.

A wide range of the University’s 200 student clubs have received a financial boost, with the Club Support Committee granting a record amount of funding at the end of April.

The committee awarded more than $290,000 to 85 clubs in the first round of student club grants, which will go towards their annual event and activity plans.

Student Engagement Manager, Marie-Jo Wilson, says the committee, made up of representatives from Campus Life and AUSA, was extremely impressed by the quality of the applications this year. 

“We are seeing a year on year improvement in the quality of club grant applications. The panel was very pleased with the depth and range of activities that student clubs deliver for the University student community.”

Clubs which benefitted from the funding outcome include the Pacific Island Law Students Association. President Tanilea-Afu Veikune says the funding will enhance the University experience for its members.

“This funding is really helpful. It will allow the Association to put on a range of workshops, get some exciting speakers in to talk to our members and have a cultural day.  Having this financial support really allows our Association to grow and have a broad range of academic, cultural and social activities on offer.”

The student club grant round was the first of two held during the academic year. The next funding round closes on Sunday 26 July.

A full list of which clubs were successful can be found below.